Basswood carving of a king (chinook) salmon morphing from stylized traditional Northwest Coastal native design into a realistic fish. River rocks are also carved, sets on a hickory base.
The king salmon is the seen by coastal indian tribes of the northwest as one of the most important fish - its return each year signaled the renewal of spring and life.
My family always placed high importance on the salmon and we still celebrate their return and bounty both at my tribal home in Oregon (Coos indian, www.ctclusi.org) and at my physical home in Alaska where I have lived and fished for the past 25 years.
This carving is sold, but if you are interested in a similar piece or wish to commission or purchase any wood carving of a trout, salmon...
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I've been a trout bum and wood worker for as long as I can remember, catching my first trout at a small feeder stream down the road from our Oregon farm. As kids, my brothers and I would brave the neighbors prized bulls to to get to the best fishing holes. Now, living in Alaska the past 25 years, I brave grizzly bears and cold weather, but the trout are bigger and the fishing is worth all of it!
I started carving trout & salmon after a friend had a beautiful trout mounted and the taxidermy skin mount looked horrid - such an injustice to such a...
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